Implementation Team and Work Environment
During the preliminary stages, the project implementation team, consisting of manager, supervisor, lecturers, coordinators, and administrative personnel, was selected; the applicable contracts signed; job descriptions drafted; and project plans for individual project phases prepared. At the same time, an appropriate work environment was made ready: office space and the requisite furnishings for the lecturers; computer hardware and software for the manager, coordinators, and administrative personnel; etc.
Implementation: November 2006 through May 2007
Preparations for this key activity were already underway some time before the project actually started being implemented. The idea came first – modernizing our school and improving the quality of the language training we provide. The next step consisted of preparing the project and submitting the application for a grant from the European Social Fund (ESF). At the same time, resources from the school budget were used to construct a covered corridor, thus connecting the previously separate school building, and converting a room formerly used for storage into office space. (Visit the Photo Gallery – Preparations page to see how work progressed.) Once the project was kicked-off on November 23, 2006, we started performing the activities required to meet both the goals that had been set for this crucial part of the project.
The first phase, i.e., putting together the project implementation team, was completed on January 22, 2007. The Implementation Team has a total of fourteen members.
The work environment for the team was completed in May 2007. The furniture for the two offices was supplied by Cypris, a furniture company based in Břeclav. The office and computer equipment were delivered on the basis of a public tender held for the purpose of selecting a hardware and software vendor. The winning bid was submitted by AV Media. For more information, refer to the section on Modernizing the Education Program.